Support for Private Channels
Looking for the ability to create a channel that only channel members can see. Private channels are available in slack. There is an admin for private channels who is the creator, and they are the ones who add/remove users.
Five types of public/privacy that is being asked for by users:
- Public-Open (visible anywhere including outside the org and anyone can join)
- Public-Invitation (visible anywhere including outside the org, must be invited)
- Company-Open (only visible inside the org and anyone in the org can join; outside the org must be invited)
- Company-Invitation (only visible inside the org, must be invited)
- Secret (invisible to everyone except existing members, must be invited)
We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
We are still waiting !
Loic Boyer commented
God Darnit, the road map has been quietly updated to have it roll out in october 2018
Laura Miller commented
The roadmap now says October instead of September :(. How much longer? It's a game changer for us and will make management SO MUCH EASIER!!! Please give us an update on when we can begin using this feature!
Pierre-Luc Marquis commented
Hey Alex, we've received a roadmap that explain this feature will be worldwide by the end of september ... and it's today!
As the project manager for Teams, I need to advice my team when they will have to launch.
Do you have any update?
so? we're still waiting....
We cant wait any longer. Will have to cancle our O365 Project and switch to something else.
Feature ist a must have and MS is promissing it for too long.
Hi Alex, How is this private-channel working going on?
We're using MS Teams as working-channel as enterprise level.
I'm sure that many of customers like us need this feature asap.
Curtis Hicks commented
The O365 Roadmap up until last week had this projected for Sept but not shows Oct
Hi Alex. Can you advise what is the latest on this now? To make certain channels private?
Jann Tan Nery commented
This feature should have been a basic requirement. MS Teams is way behind Slack. I want all members to refer to the General channel to cascade and get interaction from the members BUT can discuss privately in their own respective channels but still within the team. It's going to be a nightmare manage multiple teams.
Definitely need this. We have too many teams to work around this and it reduces engagement as you get lost in a huge hierarchy of teams.
George Frisby commented
What's the latest status on this development please? Can you confirm it will be available by 30th Nov please? Otherwise I will need an alternative solution.
Has this gone live on some tenants? as can see some new options in a Team settings channel tab...
And this is why we are still using slack although we have teams ...
Paula Rodriguez commented
Will this include the ability to have a large group of people under a team, but each channel may only have certain people from that group with access to it?
Team: Tom, Fred, Amy, Lili, Susan
channel 1: Tom, Lili
Channel 2: Fred, Tom, Susan
Any update on this, we are currently using MS Teams and Slack, but given new business and project requirements, we are being forced into using Slack as Teams doesn't meet requirements
I think the reason this is taking to long is because a private channel would require the relevant folder in SharPoint Online to only be available to the relevant users. This is a architectural change to the way SharePoint works. Either the folders need to have some sort of pseudo encryption or custom direct access groups have to be generated on the fly. Its complicated.
Still, Microsoft should be updating us here on the progress. Its completely unacceptable for MS to keep quiet for months. That's not how modern cloud companies work.
I would also like to know this. Would make it a nightmare to manage if it doesn't
"Prakash commented · September 17, 2019 06:19
As Private Channels are created and membership maintained, will this create a subfolder in SPO with the same permissions too?"
Actually when the coming of Private Channels was announced the target was late 2019 so MS is going to be hitting that time frame
"Mike commented · September 17, 2019 09:06 ·
***, Got the email yesterday that it's being delayed AGAIN. !@#$*(!@"
***, Got the email yesterday that it's being delayed AGAIN. !@#$*(!@